US to sanction Damascus International Fair attendees


Moscow Condemns US Bid to Sanction Businesses, Individuals Who Plan to Participate in Damascus International Fair

Moscow Condemns US Bid to Sanction Businesses, Individuals Who Plan to Participate in Damascus International Fair

MOSCOW – The United States’ attempts to hamper Damascus’ efforts to reconstruct Syria are harmful to the country’s territorial integrity, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

The US ministry pointed out that the US embassy in Syria had said on Twitter earlier that “businesses or individuals who plan to participate in the Damascus International Trade Fair must be aware that by doing business with the sanctioned Assad regime or its associates, they too could be subject to US sanctions.”

“Members of the public who have info on any businesses or individuals who plan to participate in the Aug. 28 Trade Fair in Damascus can provide such info to US authorities,” the embassy said in another tweet.

“We consider the United States’ ongoing attempts to hamper the Syrian authorities’ post-crisis reconstruction efforts to be harmful to Syria’s unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

They also run counter to the letter and spirit of the international community’s decisions on Syria, including the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254,” the Russian Foreign Ministry’s statement reads, according to Itar Tass.

The ministry noted that the annual Damascus International Fair’s role in its efforts to improve the situation in the country could not be overstated.

“Last year, officials and businessmen from 49 countries attended the event, and this year, the organizers expect as many foreign partners interested in cooperation with the Syrians to participate in the fair,” the statement says.

“Clearly, those who actively supported and still continue to support forces opposing the legitimate Syrian government are not comfortable with such prospects.

Moreover, the US administration doesn’t hesitate to directly threaten those who are ready to boost trade and economic cooperation with Syria or are just assessing the possibility,” the Russian Foreign Ministry emphasized.


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  1. We have always had corruption Edward. The difference now is that it has been industrialized. And whereas before we counted on government organs to hold the line for us, the bad guys figured that long term is was better to just cut them in for a good piece of the pie and make them partners. That is what we see having been done. Undoing that…we don’t see where the muscle and the money is going to come from, as the people are fragmented as never before.

  2. The neocon infiltrated and infested US…expect no less. Stupid American people are so willfully ignorant and indifferent to this. They deserve to be the slaves they are.

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